Yes, I was certified to teach the full spectrum of English language arts—literature, grammar and usage, speech, drama, and so on—but my absolute favorite, the thing I loved doing the most, was teaching students how to write.Most of the material on this site is directed at all teachers.
At this first stage, the students can use the template to work out only one argument then proceed to the conclusion.
Once students have mastered how to develop arguments, subsequent attempts may use 3-4 development boxes which can be added to this chart.
When the purpose in writing is to persuade another of your opinion, using the correct logic and following the correct layout are very important, and your arguments, if not written clearly and with support, will fall flat.
When it is time to walk your students through the process of persuasion, follow this guideline on the argumentative essay to achieve a convincing result.
I don’t claim to have the definitive answer on how to do this, but the method I share here worked pretty well for me, and it might do the same for you.
If you are an experienced English language arts teacher, you probably already have a system for teaching this skill that you like.I recommend using this initial template with a pre-assigned topic that lends itself to opposing positions and have students collaborate in teams to form one final product.The final filled-in template can be used as a springboard for discussion and teacher troubleshooting.Since I want the writing to be high quality and the subject matter to be high interest, I might choose pieces like Jessica Lahey’s Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need it Most and David Bulley’s School Suspensions Don’t Work.I would have students read these texts, compare them, and find places where the authors used evidence to back up their assertions.The thoughts and the views should be always showcased on a presentable manner.These qualities should be embedded in the essayist in order to create the perfect essay.Then again, I’m always interested in how other people do the things I can already do; maybe you’re curious like that, too.Before I start, I should note that what I describe in this post is a fairly formulaic style of essay writing.Introduction/Development/Conclusion), The second column contains a description of EXACTLY what each of these parts entails.The third column is the "blank" space that students are to use to organize their ideas.